Published by MECC Developed by MECC Released 1990 Also For Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.x Genre Adventure, Educational, Simulation Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective, Side-Scrolling Sport Hunting Theme Managerial, Real-Time Educational Geography, HistoryDescription As a covered wagon party of pioneers, you head out west from Independence, Missouri to the Willamette River and valley in Oregon. You first must stock up on provisions, and then, while traveling, make... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 139 reviews )
Published by Bro/derbund Software, Inc. Developed by Bro/derbund Software, Inc. Released 1990 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, FM Towns, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear, Genesis, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, NES, Nintendo 3DS, PC-98, SAM Coupe, SEGA CD, Sharp X68000, SEGA Master System, SNES, TurboGrafx CD, Wii Genre Action Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective, Platform Theme Puzzle-SolvingDescription While the Sultan of Persia is fighting a war in a foreign country, his Grand... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 30 reviews )
Published by Titus France SA Developed by Titus France SA Released 1993 Also For Amstrad CPC Genre Action Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective, Platform, Side-ScrollingDescription Prehistorik 2 takes up the story of its predecessor, for another caveman-era platform game. The hero must use his club to crush animal enemies, many of which then release bonus items to collect. He no longer needs to feed his clan, so there is no required minimum food target, unlike the original game. Other bonus items... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Published by Atarisoft Developed by Namco Limited Released 1983 Also For Android, Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, BlackBerry, Channel F, Commodore 64, FM-7, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Game Gear, Intellivision, iPhone, MSX, Neo Geo Pocket Color, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Palm OS, PC-6001, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X1, TI-99/4A, VIC-20, Wii, Wii U, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, ZX Spectrum | Combined View Genre Action Perspective Top-Down Theme ArcadeDescription One of the most popular and... favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Published by Apogee Software, Ltd. Developed by id Software, Inc. Released May 05, 1992 Also For Acorn 32-bit, Browser, Game Boy Advance, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360 Mature ESRB Rating Mature Genre Action Perspective 1st-Person Perspective Theme ShooterDescription Wolfenstein 3D is an episodic first-person shooter and a follow-up to the top-down infiltration game Castle Wolfenstein. The game puts the player in the boots of B.J. Blazkowicz, an allied spy.... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Published by Sierra On-Line, Inc. Developed by Sierra On-Line, Inc. Released Jun 04, 1987 Official Site Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards Also For Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Macintosh, TRS-80 CoCo | Combined View Genre Adventure Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective Theme Adult, Puzzle-SolvingDescription Larry Laffer is a short, tacky, balding, forty-year-old man who has been living with his mother until recently. He used to be in the software business, but decided... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
From Atari Age, by Mitchell Orman: If you were looking for an official Atari manual then I'm afraid you are going to be disappointed. Atari never released the 7800 service manual that would have included the information about the Diagnostic Test Cartridge. With this page I am going to try and document some of the things that I have discovered about it. The main purpose of the Diagnostic Cartridge would seem to be the adjustment of the 7800 specific color pot. The other color pot and sundry...
Description: A documentary on independent truckers.Source: 1 Tape of 1: 2 inch videotape: reel-to-reelCollection: Pacific Film Archive Film and Video CollectionRights: Rights are owned by Ideas in Motion. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some... Topics: Truck drivers--United States, Optic Nerve, californialightandsound
Published by Capcom U.S.A., Inc. Developed by Capcom Co., Ltd. Released 1996 Also For Amiga, Amiga CD32, Arcade, FM Towns, Genesis, Sharp X68000, SNES, Wii, Wii U Teen ESRB Rating Teen Genre Action Perspective Side-Scrolling Theme Arcade, Fighting, Martial ArtsDescription Super Street Fighter II is a sequel to Street Fighter II Turbo and Street Fighter II Championship. The game features four new characters and stages, making a total of sixteen playable. It also features many multiplayer modes... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 17 reviews )
Published by Bro/derbund Software, Inc. Developed by Maxis Software Inc. Released 1989 Also For Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, CDTV, Commodore 64, Electron, FM Towns, Macintosh, OS/2, Palm OS, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, Symbian, Wii, Windows, Windows 3.x, ZX Spectrum Genre Simulation Perspective Top-Down Theme ManagerialDescription SimCity sets you as the mayor of a new municipality, with the responsibility of building and maintaining a place where citizens can move to... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc. Developed by Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc. Released 1994 Also For Amiga, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Genesis, NES, Windows Genre Action Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective, Platform, Side-Scrolling Misc Licensed TitleDescription The game from Virgin based on the 1992 animated Disney film is a side-scrolling platformer. The player controls Aladdin, who must make his way through several levels based on locations from the movie: from the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Released Feb 26, 1994 Platform DOS Genre Action Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective, Platform, Side-Scrolling Theme Puzzle-SolvingDescription 4D Prince of Persia is an unofficial reworking of the original Prince of Persia game by Jordan Mechner. The levels have been rebuilt and made tougher. You have to save the princess from the clutches of the evil Jaffar who has given her 60 minutes to marry him or die. From Mobygames.com. Original Entry favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Published by Accolade, Inc. Developed by Accolade, Inc. Released 1990 Platform DOS Genre Racing / Driving, Simulation Perspective 1st-Person PerspectiveDescription Drive exotic cars while fleeing police in this sequel of the popular Test Drive series. New features include a true 3D engine (polygonal meshes), a selection of music on the radio, police evasion, instant replay, digitized dashboard/interiors, and larger, more diverse driving environment with multiple routes. Drive Lamborghini Diablo... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Published by Atarisoft Developed by General Computer Corporation, Midway Released 1983 Also For Android, Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit, BlackBerry, Commodore 64, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, iPhone, iPod Classic, Lynx, NES, Palm OS, SEGA Master System, SNES, TI-99/4A, VIC-20, Xbox, Xbox 360, ZX Spectrum Genre Action Perspective Top-Down Theme ArcadeDescription In 1981, a sequel to Pac-Man was introduced in the form of his girlfriend, Ms. Pac-Man. This sequel...
Pitfall! is a video game released by Activision for the Atari 2600 in 1982. It is the second best-selling game made for the Atari 2600 (after Pac-Man), with over 4 million copies sold. The player must maneuver a character (Pitfall Harry) through a maze-like jungle in an attempt to recover 32 treasures in a 20-minute time period. Along the way, he must negotiate numerous hazards, including pits, quicksand, rolling logs, fire, rattlesnakes, scorpions, and crocodiles. Harry may jump over or... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Activision, David Crane, Pitfall
Jack Straw, Sugaree, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Candyman, Minglewood Blues, Tennessee Jed, Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Deal China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Looks Like Rain, He's Gone-> Drums-> Wharf Rat-> Around & Around, E: Shakedown Street favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 141 reviews ) Topic: Live concert Source: Soundboard and Audience composite
In 1982, Atari Inc. released a port of Namco's hit arcade game Pac-Man for its Atari 2600 video game console. Like the original arcade version, the player controls the titular character with a joystick. The object is to traverse a maze, consuming all the wafers within while avoiding four ghosts. The game was programmed by Tod Frye, who was given a limited time frame by Atari to complete the project. The technical differences between the Atari 2600 console and the original's arcade... Topics: Atari, Pac-Man, Tod Frye, Atari 2600
Minglewood Blues, Loser, El Paso, They Love Each Other, Jack Straw, Deal, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication, Brown Eyed Women, Mama Tried, Row Jimmy, Dancin' In The Streets Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Estimated Prophet, Saint Stephen-> Not Fade Away-> Saint Stephen-> Morning Dew, E: One More Saturday Night favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 270 reviews ) Topic: Live concert Source: Matrix (see notes)
Akalabeth: World of Doom /əˈkæləbɛθ/ is a role-playing video game that had a limited release in 1979 and was then published by California Pacific Computer Company for the Apple II in 1980. Richard Garriott designed the game as a hobbyist project, which is now recognized as one of the earliest known examples of a role-playing video game and as a predecessor of the Ultima series of games that started Garriott's career. The game was made by then-teenaged Garriott in the BASIC programming...
Lemonade Stand is a basic economics game created in 1973 by Bob Jamison of the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium. Charlie Kellner ported the game to the Apple II platform in February 1979. Throughout the 1980s Apple Computer included Lemonade Stand (along with other software) with the purchase of their systems. Like most games created for microcomputers in the 1970s, the gameplay is simple. It simulates a child's lemonade stand, where choices made by the player regarding prices,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Lemonade Stand, Apple II, Economics
The Hobbit is an illustrated text adventure computer game released in 1982 and based on the book The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was developed at Beam Software by Philip Mitchell and Veronika Megler and published by Melbourne House for most home computers available at the time, from more popular models such as the ZX Spectrum, the Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC 464, BBC Micro, MSX, Dragon 32 and Oric. By arrangement with the book publishers, a copy of the book was included with each game sold....
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (also referred to simply as E.T.) is a 1982 adventure video game developed and published by Atari, Inc. for the Atari 2600 video game console. It is based on the film of the same name, and was designed by Howard Scott Warshaw. The objective of the game is to guide the eponymous character through various screens to collect three pieces of an interplanetary telephone that will allow him to contact his home planet. Warshaw intended the game to be an innovative adaptation... favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Atari 2600, E.T., Howard Scott Warshaw, Atari
Published by Maxis Software Inc. Developed by Maxis Software Inc. Released Dec 06, 1991 Also For Amiga, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, Windows 3.x | Combined View Genre Simulation Perspective Isometric, Side-Scrolling, Top-Down Educational Ecology / NatureDescription SimAnt explores the detail of the lives of ants, as you take full control of an ant colony. Build up your colony to conquer the other colonies in the yard. Foes include spiders and humans - make their lives a... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
1 Player Start 1 2 Players Start 2 Coin 1 5 Coin 2 6 Service 1 9 Service Mode F2 Gear Shift SPACE or Mouse B2 Paddle Analog Mouse X Paddle Analog Dec LEFT Paddle Analog Inc RIGHT P1 Pedal 1 Analog N/A P1 Pedal 1 Analog Dec None P1 Pedal 1 Analog Inc LCONTROL P1 Pedal 2 Analog N/A P1 Pedal 2 Analog Dec None P1 Pedal 2 Analog Inc LALT favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Published by Ingenuity Works, Inc. Developed by Ingenuity Works, Inc. Released 1991 Platform DOS Genre Educational Perspective 1st-Person Perspective Theme Managerial Educational Geography, Math / Logic, ScienceDescription Another installment in the geographical educational Crosscountry series represents the map of Canada. Players drive an 18-wheel truck around the country picking up and delivering a variety of commodities with typed-in commands (TURN ON MOTOR, LOOK AT MAP, REST, REPAIR, GO TO... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
VisiCalc was the first spreadsheet computer program, originally released for the Apple II. It is often considered the application that turned the microcomputer from a hobby for computer enthusiasts into a serious business tool. VisiCalc sold over 700,000 copies in six years. Conceived by Dan Bricklin, refined by Bob Frankston, developed by their company Software Arts, and distributed by Personal Software in 1979 (later named VisiCorp) for the Apple II computer, it propelled the Apple from being... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Visicalc, Spreadsheet, Apple II, Dan Bricklin
Elite is a seminal space trading video game, originally published by Acornsoft in 1984 for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers. The game's title derives from one of the player's goals of raising their combat rating to the exalted heights of "Elite". It was written and developed by David Braben and Ian Bell, who had met while they were both undergraduates at Jesus College, Cambridge. Non-Acorn versions of the game were published by Firebird, Imagineer and Hybrid Technology....
Karateka is a 1984 beat'em up video game by Jordan Mechner, and was his first game created while attending Yale University. It was originally programmed for the Apple II, and was later ported to several other home computers and early gaming consoles. The game was published in North America by Brøderbund, and in Europe by Ariolasoft. The player controls an unnamed protagonist who is attempting to rescue his love interest, the Princess Mariko, from Akuma's castle fortress. The game exhibits a... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
From the description by Dennis Debro: Pacman 4K started out as a challenge for me to see if I could get a no frills Pac-man written for the 2600 in 4K and stay faithful to the original arcade game. I made some sacrifices along the way. Most noticeable was the decision to flicker the objects at a rate of 20Hz instead of developing a variable flicker algorithm. I did some work in this direction but found that it took up too much ROM to include the other features. Ebivision did a 4K Pac-man back... Topics: Atari 2600, Pac-Man, Dennis Debro, Homebrew, Remake
Published by Atarisoft Developed by Ikegami Tsushinki Co., Ltd., Nintendo Co., Ltd. Released 1983 Also For Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit, Coleco Adam, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Game Boy Advance, Intellivision, MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, TI-99/4A, TRS-80 CoCo, VIC-20, Wii, Wii U, ZX Spectrum Genre Action Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective, Platform Theme ArcadeDescription Released in the arcades in 1981, Donkey Kong was not only Nintendo's first real smash hit... favoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Casey Jones, Me & My Uncle, Black Peter, Hard To Handle, China Cat Sunflower> I Know You Rider, High Time, Cumberland Blues, Easy Wind, Mama Tried, Good Lovin', Cryptical Envelopment-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopment-> Cosmic Charlie favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topic: Live concert Source: Soundboard
Published by Bro/derbund Software, Inc. Developed by Distinctive Software, Inc. Released Oct, 1990 Also For Amiga, FM Towns, PC-98 Genre Racing / Driving Perspective 1st-Person Perspective, 3rd-Person Perspective Sport Tricks / Stunts Misc Editor / Construction SetDescription Stunts (4D Sports Driving outside of US) is a 3D car racing simulation. The game contains a variety of cars, courses, and opponents to choose from. The game provides unusual stunt objects including loops, corkscrews and... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
A&F Software's Chuckie Egg is a home computer video game released in 1983, initially for the ZX Spectrum, the BBC Micro and the Dragon. Its subsequent popularity saw it released over the following years on a wide variety of computers, including the Commodore 64, Acorn Electron, MSX, Tatung Einstein, Amstrad CPC and Atari 8-bit family. It was later updated and released for the Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, and IBM PC compatibles. The original idea is generally attributed to the then 16 or 17...
Munchkin is cartridge number 38 in the official Magnavox/Philips line of games for the Philips Videopac. In North America for the Odyssey² it was called K.C. Munchkin!, an inside reference to then president of Philips Consumer Electronics Kenneth C. Menkin. Designed and programmed by Ed Averett, Munchkin is very heavily based on Namco's 1980 arcade game Pac-Man, but not a direct clone. It was however, similar enough for Atari to sue Philips and force them to cease production of Munchkin. Atari... Topics: K.C. Munchkin, Odyssey 2, Look and Feel, Pac-Man
Walt Disney's The Jungle Book is a series of video games based on the 1967 Disney animated film The Jungle Book, primarily released in 1994. It was first released by Virgin Interactive in 1993 for the Sega Master System. Conversions for the Game Boy, NES (for which it was one of the last titles released by a third-party developer), Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega Game Gear, Super NES, and PC followed in 1994, and a remake for the Game Boy Advance was released in 2003. While gameplay is the same...
Created as a demonstration program for the Atari 400 and 800, the "Dealer Demo" represents one of the forerunners of what would eventually become the "Demoscene", a decades-long culture to demonstrate programming skill and machine ability. This dealer demo is semi-autonomous, looping throughout demonstrations of sound and video capabilities of the Atari 8-Bit machines while touting their flexibility and use. It is possible to enter your name and interact with the machine,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Atari 800, Dealer Demo, Atari
The Sorcerer was one of the early home computer systems, released in 1978 by the videogame company, Exidy. It was comparatively advanced when released, especially when compared to the contemporary more commercially oriented Commodore PET and TRS-80, but due to a number of problems including a lack of marketing, the machine remained relatively unknown. Exidy eventually pulled it from the market in 1980, and today they are a coveted collector's item. The Sorcerer was first launched in April 1978...
Rocky's Boots is an educational logic puzzle game by Warren Robinett and Leslie Grimm, published by The Learning Company in 1982. It was released for the Apple II, the CoCo, the Commodore 64 and the IBM PC. It was followed by a more difficult sequel, Robot Odyssey. It won Software of the Year awards from Learning Magazine (1983), Parent's Choice magazine (1983), and Infoworld magazine (1982, runner-up), and received the Gold Award (for selling 100,000 copies) from the Software Publishers... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Choplifter is a 1982 Apple II game developed by Dan Gorlin and published by Brøderbund. It was ported to other home computers and, in 1985, Sega released a coin-operated arcade game remake, which in turn received several home ports of its own. While many arcade games have been ported to home computers and consumer consoles, Choplifter was one of the few games to take the reverse route: first appearing on a home system and being ported to the arcade. In Choplifter, the player assumes the role... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Broderbund, Choplifter, Apple II, Helicopter
Microchess, by Peter R. Jennings, was originally a microcomputer chess program for the MOS Technology KIM-1 microcomputer, first released on December 18, 1976. Microchess, as small as it was in terms of program size, could still play passable chess on the KIM-1 with its 6502 microprocessor, 1 kilobyte of memory, simple hex keyboard, and seven-segment display. Selling it at a price of $10 US dollars, Jennings refused to sell the rights of the program to Chuck Peddle (president of MOS Technology)... Topic: 07
Released Nov 26, 1990 Platform DOS Genre Action Perspective Platform Theme Arcade, Real-Time Misc Coin-Op Conversion MobyRank 100 point score based on reviews from various critics.Description Mario Brothers VGA is an unofficial remake of the classic Mario Bros. game of the arcade in VGA 16 colors. You control Mario who has to flip turtles coming out from two pipes at the top of the screen. The goal of the game is to defeat these turtles and score points by flipping them from underneath, not...
Published by Muse Software Developed by Muse Software Released 1984 Also For Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 Genre Action Perspective Top-Down Theme Shooter, StealthDescription In this game, the player takes control of a lone prisoner who has been taking captive in a large castle occupied by the Nazis. Getting out of the cell and picking up a weapon is just the beginning; the ultimate goal is to acquire the war plans of the Nazis, and escape from Castle Wolfenstein alive. Castle Wolfenstein... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Morning Dew, Beat It On Down The Line, Ramble On Rose, Jack Straw, Wave That Flag, Looks Like Rain, Box Of Rain, They Love Each Other, The Race is On, Row Jimmy, El Paso, Bird Song, Playin' In The Band Eyes Of The World-> Stella Blue, Big River, Here Comes Sunshine, Around & Around, Dark Star-> He's Gone-> Wharf Rat-> Truckin', Sugar Magnolia It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry*, That's Alright Mama*, Promised Land*, Not Fade Away*-> Goin' Down... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 187 reviews ) Topic: Soundboard Source: Soundboard
Published by Capcom U.S.A., Inc. Developed by Capcom Co., Ltd. Released 1993 Also For Amiga, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SNES, Wii, Wii U, ZX Spectrum | Combined View Genre Action Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective, Side-Scrolling Theme FightingDescription Street Fighter II is a fighting game. Players select from one of eight characters: Ryu, Ken, Blanka, E. Honda, Zangief, Chun Li, Guile and Dhalsim to do battle with. They must then use their combat strengths to defeat the other seven... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Published by Bro/derbund Software, Inc. Developed by Bro/derbund Software, Inc. Released 1990 Platform DOS Genre Educational Perspective Platform Theme Detective / Mystery Educational Geography, HistoryDescription This time you continue to catch Carmen Sandiego and her american gang in the U.S.A. Breaking from jail somewhere in Europe, she comes to yankees to steal their treasures. You as ACME detective have to travel from town to town on the tail of suspect, using clues and collecting... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Published by Virgin Games, Inc. Developed by Westwood Studios, Inc. Released Dec, 1992 Also For Acorn 32-bit, Amiga Genre Strategy Perspective Top-Down Theme Real-Time, Sci-Fi / Futuristic Misc Licensed TitleDescription The planet Arrakis (also known as Dune for its sandy landscape) is the only place in the known universe where Melange (more commonly known as the Spice) can be found. The Spice is the basis of interstellar travel and thus the standard of the Imperial economy. To increase... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews )
Defender is an arcade video game developed and released by Williams Electronics in February 1981. A shooting game featuring two-dimensional (2D) graphics, the game is set on a fictional planet where the player must defeat waves of invading aliens while protecting astronauts. Development was led by Eugene Jarvis, a pinball programmer at Williams; Defender was Jarvis' first video game project and drew inspiration from Space Invaders and Asteroids. Williams planned to display the game at the... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Published by Ocean Software Ltd. Developed by Twilight Released 1992 Also For Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy, NES, SNES Genre Action Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective, Platform Misc Licensed TitleDescription A licensed game based on the live action/animation movie "Cool World" You play Frank Harris and your task is to stop Holli Would from entering the real world. You accomplish the levels by shooting doodles and collecting coins. Gameplay is set by 4 World with 4 levels... favorite ( 3 reviews )